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Organisation: Citizen’s Advice
Details: Information and advice on a wide range of issues including benefits and tax credits.
Phone: England: 08444 111 444; Wales: 08444 77 20 20
Organisation: Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline
Details: Free information on a range of issues including maintenance, benefits, tax credits, debt, employment, education, legal rights and holidays. Open Mondays to Fridays, 9.00am – 5.00pm, with extended opening on Wednesdays to 8.00pm.
Phone: Freephone 0808 802 0925
Organisation: Tax Credit Helpline
Details: Offers information and advice concerning applications/ renewals for child tax credit and working tax credit.
Phone: 0845 300 3900; Textphone: 0345 300 3909
Organisation: Child Maintenance Options
Details: Information about making arrangements for child maintenance.
Phone: 0800 988 0988
Organisation: Disability Living Allowance claimline
Details: Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
URL: Telephone: 0845 712 3456; Textphone: 0845 722 4433
Organisation: Jobcentre Plus
Details: Processes welfare benefit claims
Phone: 0800 055 6688 - Benefit claim line; 0800 012 1888 - Benefit claim line – Welsh language
Details: For information on organisations/solicitors that give
Phone: 0845 000 0046
Organisation: One Parent Families Scotland Lone Parent Helpline
Details: Run by our partner organisation, the Lone Parent Helpline provides confidential advice and information for single parents in Scotland.
Phone: 0808 801 0323
Organisation: Personal Independence Payment claimline
Phone: Telephone: 0800 917 2222; Textphone: 0800 917 7777
Organisation: Refugee Council
Details: Advice for refugees and asylum seekers.
Phone: 020 7346 6700
Organisation: Working Families
Details: Advice on benefits and employment law.
Phone: 0300 012 0312
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Helpline: 0808 802 0925
Gingerbread, the charity for single parent families, is registered in England and Wales as a company limited by guarantee, no. 402748, and a registered charity, no. 230750
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